Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett says he will probably retire after this season

Wednesday August 20th, 2014

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett said he will probably retire after this season, CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury reports.

Burnett, 37, has a $10 million player option for next season, which will increase to $12.75 million if he starts at least 32 games this season.

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He is 6-14 with a 4.42 ERA this season for the Phillies, and his 76 walks are the most in the majors. Burnett said he has not made a decision about playing next season.

“I have no idea,” the pitcher said after taking the loss Tuesday night. “Probably not. But we’ll see.”

He has earned more than $135 million during his playing career.

The Phillies are 55-71 and in last place in the N.L. East.

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